Can it really make your hair shinier?

Rinsing your hair with cold water to improve shine is an idea that’s been around for years but does it really work? The reasoning is that rinsing with cold water will make the cuticles of your hair lie flatter and reflect more light but there is no strong scientific evidence to support this.

Rinsing hair with cold water can be refreshing and it might work for some but a scientifically proven way to make the cuticle smooth is to use a good conditioner. We all have different hair types and needs so speak to your Stylist at David Masters Salon who can advise you on the best products for your hair.

OUR VERDICT: There is no definitive scientific evidence to support rinsing your hair in cold water will make it shinier. Some people believe a cold rinse helps to lock in moisture and prevent frizz. Ideally use a lukewarm rinse with moisturising masks, anti-frizz creams or serums and a hair type specific shampoo to achieve the best results.